Category Archives: 10to20 – still red

Wines available from UK independents at between £10 and £20

Les Courlandes CdP 2015

Leon Perdigal (negociant-eleveur), Les Courlandes, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Papes, Vaucluse, Southern Rhone, PACA, France, 2015 This wine: a blend of grenache noir, syrah, mourvedre and cinsault; natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, widely available, ~£15 (05/17) Consumer tasting note: a strong nose of … Continue reading

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Bibbiano Chianti Classico 2012

Bibbiano, Di Fattoria, DOCG Chianti Classico, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2012 This wine: possibly varietal sangiovese, but may include up to 20% of canaiolo, coloroni and approved international varieties, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13.5% abv, The Co-operative, £10 … Continue reading

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Dom. de La Noblaie Chinon 2012

Domaine de La Noblaie, AOC Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Touraine, France, 2012 The Chinon AOC straddles the Vienne river. Permitted varieties are cabernet franc (locally known as breton) and cabernet sauvgnon (max 10% in a blend with cabernet franc) for red and … Continue reading

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Patrocinio Rioja Joven 2015

Bodegas Patrocinio (Co-operative), Senorio de Unuela, Rioja Joven, DOCa Rioja, Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain, 2015 This wine: varietal tempranillo, screw cap closure, 14.5% abv, widely available, ~£10 (05/17) Consumer tasting note: a nose of rich stewed strawberry, black cherry, … Continue reading

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Lavinyeta Emporda Spain 2015

Cellar La Vinyeta, Llavors, Mollet de Peralada, DO Emporda, Catalonia, Spain, 2015 All you need to know about DO Emporda, including all producers’ details. This wine: a carignan (aka samso locally) dominated blend, aged in new casks of French, Hungarian … Continue reading

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Mestre Maranges Burgundy 2013

Mestre Pere et Fils, AOC/AOP Maranges, Burgundy, France, 2013 This wine: varietal pinot noir, hand harvested, matured in oak, agglomerate Diam 5 cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer €12.50 (2015) Consumer tasting note: mature pinot noir, quite delicate, with a red … Continue reading

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Pinto Duas Quintas Douro 2014

Ramos Pinto, Duas Quintas, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2014 This wine: a blend of touriga nacional, touriga francesa, tinta roriz (tempranillo), 13.5% abv, Portland Wine, £13 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: a promising nose with some complexity of dark berries, a little … Continue reading

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